Published in 2013. The author begins this story with a woman on her way to work in Montreal. She takes the Ville-Marie Tunnel every morning to her office but once she’s inside, she frightened. At first, I thought she had a fear of tunnels, but the story comes back into play much more later in the story.

Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, the head of the Homicide division of the Surete, is on his way to the village of Three Pines, south of Montreal. He knows the village and the people in it so when he gets a call from Myrna, the owner of the only bookstore in town, he uses it as an excuse to go to town. Her concern is over a friend of hers, Constance Pineault, who was scheduled to visit but had not yet arrived. Gamache takes her concern seriously and goes to her home, only to find her dead, murdered by a blow to the head. He takes on the investigation from the Montreal police and his discoveries are a shock to Myrna but still doesn’t explain her murder.

Gamache faces another problem from within the Surete Homicide Division. All of his officers, save one, have been transferred out of his division and he’s left with investigators who don’t care about him or the job. He needs to keep his cool as he figures out what to do.

I’ve read several of this author’s books and have enjoyed them all, but I think this one is her best. She writes so beautifully and in this book, she ties the story together with skill. The title is a little long, but it fits the story. The light comes in through the cracks in the plan, in the system, in the murder. This is a good one.
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Published on October 31, 2018 07:40 • 53 views • Tags: chief-inspector-armand-gamache, how-the-light-gets-in, louise-penny

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